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on a seashore overgrown
I found some little rivers
that had carved their way back home
but washed away before the maps were taught
who am I to name them?
but who am I to not?

to deem a thing a river is to say it never ends
the mighty Mississippi has no little fleeting friends
but if I were to look (if I were to look)
with an older set of eyes
I would see more things as rivers
for I'd live to their demise

well I guess I'm not your lover
and I won't be your wife
and I won't be your widow
eighty years into my life
so keep the whiskey steady
keep it flowing like the Rhone
I'll be drowning out the questions
that are burning in my throat

to deem a thing a river is to say it never ends
to lose him as a lover means to lose him as a friend
but if I were to look (if I were to look)
with an older set of eyes
I would see more things as lovers
than as heroes in disguise

on a seashore overgrown
I dug a grave for every river
that's been doomed to the unknown
but perhaps the sand remembers all their shapes
perhaps it recollects your footprints
as you turned and stormed away

to deem a thing a river is to say it never ends
the mighty Mississippi has no little fleeting friends
I would say I loved you in the best way I knew how
And if you were around to hear I'd say I love you know

but if you were to look (if you were to look)
with an older set of eyes
could you forgive me?

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from You & Me, in a Room., released February 1, 2016
vocals & guitar: Emily Moran

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a rootsy songstress with weak knees for the infinite and the infinitesimal.

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